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Civil Quality Inspector


Burnaby, British Columbia, CA Calgary, AB, CA Hope, British Columbia, CA

Requisition ID: 154839 

Job Level: Mid Level 

Home District/Group: Western Canada District 

Department: Quality 

Market: Industrial 

Employment Type: Full Time 

Position Overview

As a Civil Quality Inspector, you will be responsible for carrying out inspections site inspections, site quality monitoring, and surveillance pertaining to earthworks, trenching, backfill, soil compaction, and soil testing. To maximize your effectiveness, you must develop a thorough understanding of the project scope, reading drawings, writing site surveillance quality reports, inspecting civil works, preparing inspection and test plans, preparing inspection checklists, and understand NCR management. You will also perform other duties as directed by your supervisor to meet project quality requirements.

District Overview

Kiewit’s Western Canada District is headquartered in Vancouver, British Columbia.  We primarily perform heavy civil projects specializing in earth moving, transportation, roadways, bridges, water resources, and underground utilities. We are looking for hard working individuals with a passion for construction who aren’t afraid to get their hands dirty! Our current opportunities are spread across the entire west coast of Canada.  


Western Canada District is headquartered in Burnaby, British Columbia. 

This position will support the Trans Mountain Expansion Project, Spread 5B, located in Hope, British Columbia. This position involves a rotational schedule to the project site. 


  • Develop an understanding of project scope and quality requirements as they pertain to your specific area of responsibility. 
  • Study and understand the Project Quality Plan and Inspection and Test Plans, understand Hold and Witness point Inspections assigned within the ITP. 
  • Perform/verify inspections and tests at the required frequency in the assigned area. 
  • Coordinate with operations to schedule quality inspections and tests to maintain production goals. 
  • Prepare inspection/test reports and maintain the quality files related to area of responsibility. 
  • Maintain effective communications (both orally and written) with supervisor, coworkers and the project management team. 
  • Communicate Inspection and Test results to the project team with accurate and complete documentation. 
  • Organize quality documents and assist in compilation of project turnover documentation. 
  • Identify and report nonconforming work in accordance with the company quality standards and the project quality plan. 
  • Verify nonconforming work is completed as per agreed resolution. 
  • Perform source and receiving inspection of permanent materials and plant equipment for project requirements as required. 
  • Actively involved in monthly/weekly site Quality tours and preparation of reports


Additional Responsibilities

  • Observe functioning of installed equipment or systems to determine hazards and need for adjustments, relocation or replacement.
  • Identify safety hazards you or other employees may be subject to and take all necessary corrective actions to eliminate or minimize hazards.
  • Understand and respond appropriately to all safety hazards and warning devices (i.e. back-up alarms, smell of smoke, different colored warning tags, warning sirens.)
  • Understand and implement lockout/tagout procedures in safe manner.
  • Be motivated and work productively.


  • Ability to travel and relocate as needed 
  • Must be a self-starter, be organized and have good interpersonal skills. 
  • Associate's degree in Civil Engineering technology or science plus two years of experience in a related construction field (at least one of these years in a QA/QC position); or a high school graduate or equivalent (GED) plus four years of experience in a related construction field (at least two of these years in a QA/QC position). 
  • Working knowledge of the specific trade of discipline you are assigned to with associated special processes, inspection, and testing techniques. 
  • Working knowledge of construction industry codes relating to your area of expertise such as DBSS (Design, build standard specification for Highway construction) 2018.
  • Working knowledge of construction industry codes ASTM C136, D422, D698, D1140, D1214, D4318, and company provided standard operating procedures.
  • Added value will be certifications from AWS, NACE, API etc. 

Other Requirements:
Absent an approved exemption, due to federal, state, local, provincial and/or client-requirements, this position requires an individual to be fully vaccinated by a Health Canada-approved or authorized COVID-19 vaccine upon hire and as a condition of continued employment.

We believe in equal opportunity in employment practices without discrimination and comply with all laws regarding human rights in the provinces where we operate.

There’s no limit to what you’ll do at Kiewit. Whether you’re building or supporting projects that provide communities with dependable energy, safe transportation, clean water, or access to health care, the work you do will positively impact people’s lives for generations to come. 

Here you’ll have endless opportunities to expand your expertise through on-the-job experience and internal and external training and development opportunities. 

We offer our full-time staff employees a comprehensive benefits package that’s among the best in our industry. From top-tier health care programs to employee assistance programs and retirement planning, we aim to provide you with the tools you need to be successful in the areas of life that matter most to you.

Kiewit is an equal-opportunity employer, and we believe a diverse workforce is vital to the success of our business. We continue our efforts to attract, develop and retain employees from all backgrounds who are passionate about our industry.  

We are committed to veteran and military hiring and will consider relevant military experience as equivalent to qualification requirements.

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